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SWFI First Read, June 14, 2016

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Ariel Re Up for Sale

An investment bank was hired to put Ariel Re (Holdings) Limited up for sale. Ariel is 50% owned by BTG Pactual and 50% owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. In July 2014, BTG Pactual bought its stake in Ariel.

OMERS Ventures Invest in Series A in LEAGUE

LEAGUE, a digital health insurance platform, raised US$ 25 million in Series A financing, led by OMERS Ventures, the venture capital unit of OMERS. Other investors include Infinite Potential Technologies, Real Ventures, BDC IT Venture Fund, RBC, Manulife Financial, Power Financial Corporation. LEAGUE is founded by Kobo creator Michael Serbinis.

German Bund Fell Into Negative Interest Rate for the First Time

A milestone event occurred as the yield on the 10-year benchmark German bund dropped into negative territory for the first time.

DONE: KIA Looks to Sell Stake in Areva

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Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Highway Delayed

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The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad has been reprioritizing its large-scale infrastructure developments. The highly anticipated railway from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore has been delayed by another five years. The governments of Malaysia and Singapore signed a formal agreement on September 5, 2018. The previous ruling party in Malaysia had set the railway in motion, but the current administration is seeking time for further review. A joint statement suggested that the railway was still a certainty.

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Former FSDEA Chairman Arrested in Angola

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Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, the son of Angola’s former president and former chairman of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has been placed under arrest, according to the state prosecutor’s office. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Keppel Land China Acquires Stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development

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On September 20, 2018, Keppel Land China, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation, purchased a 40% stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development Co, a subsidiary of Gemdale Corporation. Keppel Land China did the deal through an entity called Eternal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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